Chelsea Manning

A university for smart people behaves stupidly

A university for smart people behaves stupidly

Harvard’s decision to invite — and then disinvite — Chelsea Manning to be a visiting fellow at its Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics isn’t the worst PR disaster in the eminent university’s history. It’s not as embarrassing as the revelation that the Unabomber turned out to be a Harvard graduate.

Still, the university deserves the criticism it’s getting both for the original decision and the way in which it was rolled...

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